• Offered by Department of Mathematics
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Mathematics
  • Areas of interest Mathematics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Trygve Hegland
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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This course presents the basic elements of scientific computing, in particular the methods for solving or approximating the solution of calculus and linear algebra problems associated with real world problems. Using a non-trivial model problem such as the heat equation, and sophisticated scientific computing and visualisation environments, students are introduced to the basic computational concepts of stability, accuracy and efficiency, as new numerical methods and techniques are introduced to solve progressively more challenging problems.

Honours Pathway Option (HPO):

To do this option, students must have completed MATH2405 or STAT2001 or a mark of 60% or more in MATH2305 or MATH1116. The HPO expands on the theoretical aspects of the underlying algorithms, and uses alternative assessment to assess these theoretical aspects.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Use high-level programming language such as Python with proficiency and confidence
2. Use appropriate tools to verify the output and reliability of code/data
3. Use computing and visualisation software appropriately in scientific or engineering problems

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

  • 10 tutorial responses demonstrating capacity to use relevant software (30%; LO 1, 2, 3)
  • 5 written assignments demonstrating a problem-based understanding of algorithms (30%; LO 1, 2, 3)
  • Final examination (40%; LO, 1, 2, 3)

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Workload

36 lectures and regular tutorials/computer labs.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed one of MATH1116, MATH2305, MATH2405 or MATH2320. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed MATH2501.

Majors

Minors

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1650
2004 $1926
2005 $2298
2006 $2520
2007 $2520
2008 $2916
2009 $2916
2010 $2916
2011 $2946
2012 $2946
2013 $2946
2014 $2946
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3390
2004 $3450
2005 $3450
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3251 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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